Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian has discovered a security issue in Safari, which can be exploited by malicious people to display a fake URL in the address bar.
The problem is that it is possible to hide the actual location of a page in the address bar via a specially crafted URL containing a number of certain special characters in the "user" field before the "@" character.
The security issue is confirmed in version 3.1.1 on Mac OS X and Vista. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not browse untrusted websites or follow untrusted links.
Provided and/or discovered by: Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian
Original Advisory: http://es.geocities.com/jplopezy/pruebasafari3.html
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